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Having just climbed out of the pond after my second swim of the Easter weekend – a little bracing, but most satisfying – it struck me that only a fortnight ago I wouldn’t have even contemplated a dip. Having sailed though March with barely a tremor weather-wise, dear old Mother Mature came and bit us on the bum on the 4th April. In common with the higher parts of Wales, we copped… Read More

No, that’s not a spelling mistake in the title.  We’re talking here about beech trees in the dingle, not lovely sandy stretches in the Bahamas. The big snow of just before Christmas, knocked quite a few branches off trees, particularly some of the conifers in the garden, but nothing too catastrophic.  It was only when I went up to clear the pond pipe and check the hydro intake, that I saw it…. Read More

Having a conversation with some garden visitors yesterday by the pond, it came to me that we have been, if not first then, early adopters of lots of things that have gone on to be far more widely accepted. Take the natural swimming pond. When we put ours in four years ago there was very little to base it on in this country. We’d come across the idea in France and Scandinavia,… Read More